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Northwestern Saskatchewan

Crop District 9AW – Shellbrook, North Battleford, Big River and Hafford areas;
Crop District 9B – Meadow Lake, Turtleford, Pierceland, Maidstone and Lloydminster areas

For the Period June 1 to 7, 2021

Crop District

Per cent seeded
June 7, 2021

9AW

99

9B

99

Region average

99

Seeding is 99 per cent complete in this region, this is ahead of the five-year average (2016-2020) for this time of year of 96 per cent. Some fields are going to be seeded with green feed once they dry up enough to get back in to.

Many parts of the region received decent amounts of rain this week, the rain is very welcomed by producers and will help improve pasture and crop development.

The Duck Lake area received the most rainfall in the region this week with 23 mm.The Turtleford area received 16 mm, the Spiritwood area 15 mm, the North Battleford area 13 mm and the Glaslyn, Wadena, Barthel and Mayfair areas 10 mm of rain.

Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as zero per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate, 25 per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay and pasture land topsoil moisture is rated as zero per cent surplus, 55 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and four per cent very short.

Fifty-four per cent of the spring cereals are emerging and 36 per cent are tillering. Thirty-eight per cent of canola and mustard is emerging and 49 per cent is in the seedling stage. Forty-four per cent of flax is in the seedling stage. Sixty per cent of the pulse crops are emerging and 38 per cent is in the vegetative stage.

The majority of crop damage this week was caused by light hail, overly dry soil conditions, very dry winds and flea beetles.